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Nicole M. Onorato

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Chicago, IL

Beattie | Onorato Family Law
53 W. Jackson Blvd, Suite 1318
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 312-360-1503
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2014
Licensed in Illinois Since: 2004
Practice Areas: Family Law
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Attorney Profile

Nicole graduated from DePaul University College of Law in 2004 with a Certificate in Family Law and has since concentrated her practice exclusively on family law matters, including: negotiating and litigating complex divorce and custody matters; drafting prenuptial and postnuptial agreements; and appellate work involving complicated child and spousal support issues, civil unions, child custody and removal (relocation) and distribution of marital assets. Nicole is a board member of the DePaul University Family Law Advisory Board, a volunteer attorney with Ascend Justice (formerly the Domestic Violence Legal Clinic), and a frequent author and lecturer on family law subjects. She has received recognition as a Leading Lawyer, was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers, and selected as an Illinois Super Lawyer for 2022.  

About Nicole M. Onorato

First Admitted: 2004, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.beattieonorato.com/attorney/onorato-nicole/

Educational Background

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, B.A. in Psychology and Gender Studies, With Honors, 1997

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Illinois, 2004
  • Member, American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Gathering and Using Social Media Evidence Co-authored with Judge Karen J. Bowes December 2021, Vol. 65 No. 6 of the ISBA Family Law Section Newsletter, Gathering and Using Social Media Evidence, Illinois State Bar Association - Family Law Section, 2021
  • ISBA-sponsored CLE Presentation "Practice Tips & Pointers on Child-Related Issues", Champaign, IL, April 2010
  • IICLE Family Law Webcast Series – Social Media and Divorce, February 2011
  • Grandparent Visitation, ISBA Child Law Section Newsletter, Vol. 19, No. 1, September 2006
  • Anticipatory Neglect – Protecting Children or Going Too Far?, ISBA Child Law Section Newsletter, Vol. 22, No. 3, March 2010
  • IICLE Family Law Webcast Series – Ethics: Conflicts in Family Law Representations, June 2012
  • ISBA-sponsored CLE Presentation "Advanced Custody & Visitation Issues" - Social Media Evidence, February 2014
  • The Right To Be Heard: Incorporating The Needs And Interests Of Children Of Nonmarital Families Into The Visitation Rights Dialogue, Whittier Journal of Child and Family Advocacy, Vol. 4, Issue 2, pps. 491-541, Spring 2005

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Member of DePaul University Family Law Center Advisory Board, 2021
  • Volunteer attorney with Ascend Justice (Domestic Violence Legal Clinic), 2020
  • Recipient of 2019 DePaul Univeristy College of Law Pro Bono Alumni Award, 2019

Honors/Awards

  • , Super Lawyer, SuperLawyers.com, 2022
  • In recognition of her pro bono work with the Domestic Violence Legal Clinic., Pro Bono Alumni Award, DePaul University College of Law, 2019
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Office Location for Nicole M. Onorato

53 W. Jackson Blvd
Suite 1318
Chicago, IL 60604

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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